THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 Programming Schedule

Season 3 of The Walking Dead kicks off October 14th a scant 9 weeks from today! Writer and Producer Robert Kirkman reveals that Season 3 filming is currently at the halfway point.

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By Mark Julian - 8/10/2012

Season 1 consisted of a brisk 6 episodes with a peak of 6 million viewers. Season 2 doubled that episode count, with 13 episodes but also included a 3-month hiatus between November and February before culminating in a tantalizing season finale which drew 9 million viewers. Season 3 ups the episode order again with 16 episodes which kick off on October 14. Egads! That's a mere 9 weeks from now. However, we now have confirmation from Robert Kirkman that Season 3 will indeed have another midseason finale. MTV Splashpage states that 8 episodes will air this fall, while the remaining 8 episodes will air sometime in 2013. That's fairly consistent with the programming schedule for Season 2. What do you guys think, excited about more Walking Dead on the horizon? Also, keep your eyes peeled to CBM, new webisodes were confirmed for Season 3 and I expect those to drop fairly soon.

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The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed for television by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series, The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Sheriff's Deputy Rick Grimes who wakes up after being in a coma to find the world dominated by "walkers", resembling the zombies of George A. Romero's horror movies. He sets out to find his family and other survivors along the way.

The series premiered on October 31, 2010, and is broadcast on the cable television channel AMC in the United States. The first season premiered to wide acclaim and was nominated for several awards, including the Best Television Series Drama at the 68th Golden Globe Awards. Based on its reception, AMC renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes which premiered on October 16, 2011. Two episodes into the second season, AMC announced that the show would return for a third season.

The first season of The Walking Dead was well received by critics, with a rating of 82 out of a 100 on Metacritic. The season one premiere was watched by over 5.3 million people. The season two premiere was watched by more than 7 million viewers. The Walking Dead also received many nominations, including a Writers Guild of America Award and a Golden Globe Award for a Best Television Series Drama.

Running Time: 60 minutes (45 min actual air time)
Release Date: October 14 (Season 3-premiere)
TV Rating: TV-MA for sex & nudity, violence & gore, profanity, alchohol/drugs/smoking and frightening/intense scenes
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal,Sarah Wayne Callies,Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus
Creators: Frank Darabont (show) Robert Kirkman (comic)
Written by: Frank Darabont, Charles H. Eglee, Jack LoGiudice, Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara, Adam Fierro, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, Evan T. Reilly

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DEADP0000L - 8/10/2012, 12:17 PM
marvel72 - 8/10/2012, 12:38 PM
can't f*ckin wait.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 8/10/2012, 12:40 PM
9 weeks?! Hell, feels more than 9 weeks to me. Bring on Season 3. :)

Stay EPIC, my friends!
GLprime2814 - 8/10/2012, 12:52 PM
Sweet cant wait the governor a jail story are my favorites in the comics.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 8/10/2012, 1:39 PM
@batz - LoL, dude. Yeah, 9 1/2 weeks. And that was the weirdest scene I've ever seen. Apparently food gets those two hornier than rabbits getting horny around the holidays.....

Talontd - 8/10/2012, 2:02 PM
I hate mid season breaks....but at least we're getting more eps :-/
Avenger32 - 8/10/2012, 2:50 PM
Sooo excited. And I agree, I hate the breaks too.
BigeBigzWells - 8/10/2012, 4:27 PM
Can we please stop with mid-season breaks? They are unnecessary and just retarded.
KurtCrawler - 8/11/2012, 8:20 AM
Prison comics were the best. Cannot wait for this season.
ElliotDwennen - 8/12/2012, 5:03 AM
Ah, shits gona go down!

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